From the New York Times bestselling author of
The Night the Lights Went Out comes an exquisite new
novel about best friends, family ties and the love that can
both strengthen and break those bonds.
York Times bestselling author Karen White crafts
evocative relationships in this new contemporary women's
fiction novel about best friends who share a devastating
secret, set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.
been nine years since Larkin fled Georgetown, South
Carolina, vowing never to go back. But when she finds out
that her mother has disappeared, she knows she has no choice
but to return to the place that she both loves and
dreads--and to the family and friends who never stopped
wishing for her to come home. Ivy, Larkin's mother, is
discovered in the burned out wreckage of her family's
ancestral rice plantation, badly injured and unconscious.
No one knows why Ivy was there, but as Larkin digs for
answers, she uncovers secrets kept for nearly 50 years.
Secrets that lead back to the past, to the friendship
between three girls on the brink of womanhood who swore that
they would be friends forever, but who found that vow tested
in heartbreaking ways.